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openSUSE Tumbleweed Still Has KDE3 Packages, Developer Wants to Keep Them

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In a recent report for the Tumbleweed rolling-release version of the openSUSE Linux operating system, Dominique Leuenberger informed users and developers alike that the KDE3 packages will soon be removed from the repositories.

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AMD Catalyst 15.5 Linux Video Driver Supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12

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Graphics/Benchmarks
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AMD finally updated their graphics driver for Linux platforms to version 15.5, a release that introduces support for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 12 operating system.

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openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Uses Linux Kernel 4.0.4

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The openSUSE Tumbleweed distro has received another set of updates this week, and the distribution is now using Linux kernel 4.0.4, which is the most advanced version available right now.

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Indonesia uses Linux, openSUSE for pilot project

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An estimated 45,000 students from a province in Indonesia have enhanced their education and computer-usage knowledge through a pilot program using Linux and openSUSE that is expected to become a nationwide educational program.

From 2009 to 2014, the project called “Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Utilization for Educational Quality Enhancement in Yogyakarta Province” used openSUSE and created material with Linux to enhance educational quality and equality in Yogyakarta Province schools.

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​SUSE OpenStack Cloud: Any platform, anytime

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SUSE, the well-known Linux company, may not have the OpenStack cloud reputation of rivals Canonical, Red Hat, and Mirantis, but it offers one thing that no one else does: It's public-cloud agnostic.

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Also: OpenStack Begins Vendor Certification Program

openSUSE Tumbleweed Gets Linux Kernel 4.0.3 and GNOME 3.16.2

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A new set of improvements has landed in openSUSE Tumbleweed, the rolling release branch of the famous openSUSE Linux distribution.

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openSUSE Tumbleweed with KDE Plasma 5.3 Becomes Reality, Team Prepares for GCC 5.0

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KDE
SUSE

The openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling release version of the famous operating system has moved to KDE Plasma 5.3, and it looks like it's a smooth transition, although any help from the community is always welcomed.

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Also: openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Defaults To KDE Plasma 5.3

openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Uses KDE Plasma 5.3 as Default Desktop

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openSUSE has just announced today, May 16, the immediate availability of the KDE Plasma 5.3 as the default desktop environment in Tumbleweed, along with the KDE Applications 15.04.1 software suite.

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Ubuntu GNOME vs openSUSE and Fedora

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GNOME
SUSE
Ubuntu

I recently tried out the latest version of Ubuntu with the GNOME desktop. Whilst my experience was largely positive how well did it compare to openSUSE and Fedora?

This comparison looks at the functionality of all three distributions from the average user's point of view.

The guide looks at how easy each distribution is to install, their look and feel, how easy it was to install multimedia codecs, the applications that are pre-installed, package management, performance and issues.

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openSUSE Tumbleweed Gets Linux Kernel 4.0.1 and GNOME 3.16.1

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Dominique Leuenberger from the openSUSE Tumbleweed development team announced today, May 8, what was implemented this week on the Tumbleweed version of the openSUSE Linux operating system.

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Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller hits KS

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